Press Information: Creative Gaming Award – Submit now! (June 20th, 2018)

Hamburg, June 20th, 2018. From now on developers from all over Europe can submit their games for the Creative Gaming Award of the eleventh PLAY – Creative Gaming Festival. The nominated games will be presented to a large audience in the exhibition of PLAY – Creative Gaming Festival and three of them have the chance to win an award.

“The Creative Gaming Award addresses indie developers”, says Valentina Birke, curator of the exhibition and coordinator of the Creative Gaming Award. “The award focuses on creative games and playful media that give the player the possibility to interact creatively with and within the game. The innovation can be showcased by a special gameplay, transmediality, unknown possibilities of interaction within the game, essential graphic innovations, new interfaces, uncommon atmospheres, visual breakthroughs or interesting topics that the game deals with in a novel manner.”

The Creative Gaming Award will be awarded in three categories:

Most Creative Game

This category is directed to experienced developers that have already published one or more games. The award is endowed with a prize money of 1.500 Euro. The nominated games will also be showcased in the PLAY exhibition, the developers are invited to Hamburg during the festival and can participate in the awarding ceremony, taking place on 3 November 2018. Beta versions and completed projects can be submitted.

Most Innovative Newcomer

This category is directed to newcomer developers that have not published a game yet. In this category, prototypes as well as alpha and beta versions can be submitted. This award is endowed with a prize money of 500 Euro. Additionally, the winners receive a one-year mentoring. The nominated games also receive a place in the PLAY exhibition and participate in the festive awarding ceremony on 3 November 2018. During the festival, nominated developers are invited to Hamburg.

Audience Award

The audience will be the judge for this award as visitors of the exhibition can vote for their favorite game.

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